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Michigan Beachtowns

The 7 Beachtowns of Michigan are sparkling gems along a 200-mile stretch of the state's sandy Lake Michigan shores. Plan your getaway to Grand Haven, Holland, South Haven, St. Joseph, Muskegon, Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Saugatuck

Each town has its own vibe and unique attractions, but all boast pristine miles of sugar-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets. You will be charmed by these quaint towns as  you relax on a vacation getaway or travel along the historic West Michigan Pike.

Relaxing, carefree days are still primetime here, or you can hike towering dunes, enjoy authentic shopping and dining, take in the natural wonders, visit a farm market, and explore art and culture as you make your way through Michigan's Beachtowns.

Michigan's Beachtowns along the Historic West Michigan Pike

You will be charmed by these quaint towns as  you relax on a vacation getaway or travel along the historic West Michigan Pike


white sand and green grassweed on the beach at sunset

Tour five stories of the DeZwaan windmill, the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the United States. Visit

the windmill in holland with man on sidewalk dressed in dutch
Grand Haven

With more than 100 miles of bike paths crisscrossing the Grand Haven Area, cyclists of all skill levels can find trails to their liking. Visit


Visit the charming and historic downtown shopping districts in Saugatuck and Douglas, filled with art galleries, boutique shops, and amazing restaurants. Visit


Loads of family fun at Michigan's Adventure. It's two amazing parks in one. Visit

kids on inner tubes in the lake with roller coasters behind in view
St. Joseph

Stop and enjoy the sunsets, they are amazing. Photo Courtesy @mollypate2. Visit 

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Our lofty, 2,000-acre sand mountain separates miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and the 690-acre inland Silver Lake. Visit

dune buggy on the sand at silver lake sand dunes
South Haven

Combining unspoiled beach beauty with old-fashioned charm, South Haven offers an idyllic lakeside escape. Stop for a photo op at our historic lighthouse. Visit